What is Garbage collection in JIRA?

 

3 answers

1 accepted

Garbage collection is an automatic memory management feature in many modern programming languages, such as Java. JIRA was built using Java platform thus, using this function.

Garbage Collection (GC) is the systematic recovery of pooled computer storage that is being used by JIRA when JIRA no longer needs the storage. This frees the storage for use by other programs (or processes within JIRA). It also ensures that a program using increasing amounts of pooled storage does not reach its quota (in which case it may no longer be able to function).

 

0 vote

It's not actually a JIRA function, JIRA is just showing you what the java virtual machine is doing.   http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/java/gc01/index.html is worth a quick read (especially the "describing garbage collection" bit

0 vote

You'll find many other descriptions by using Google to search for "garbage collection"

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Julia Dillon
Posted Tuesday in Jira

Tell us how your team runs on Jira!

Hey Atlassian Community! Today we are launching a bunch of customer stories about the amazing work teams, like Dropbox and Twilio, are doing with Jira. You can check out the stories here. The thi...

739 views 1 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you